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The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas Mystery

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The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas Mystery

The Warfield family is sliding into the darkness of their age: bad news in the media, personal losses in the family, and the apparent end of Christian influence in the culture have made them ready to give in to despair. But a strangely hopeful radio broadcast at Christmas begins to bring back the light, and sends daughter Rebekah on a quest to solve the mystery of John the Broadcaster.

But enemies are dogging John’s trail, and it may be that the one voice of hope will be silenced forever. Meanwhile, it is becoming clearer to Rebekah that there is much more to this mysterious broadcaster than meets the ear. Join Rebekah and her family in a quest for hope in The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas Mystery. Available now from Family Lore Audio Adventures.

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What some really smart folks have had to say about our work…

“Newsom understands the meaning of story for a Christian…Stories—along with words—contain immense power, and we should use that power, aided by Grace, wisely. When we do, Newsom reminds us, we pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. And, the words we read—for good or ill—have power…Therefore, we must always be vigilant—as parents, teachers, and Christians—about the books we read, the books our children read, and the books our friends read. As long as we rely on the Grace of the Logos, we will do well and good, and the whole of western and Christian civilization may very well be renewed, refreshed, and reformed. Armed with imagination and devout dedication to Christ, Tolkien, Lewis, and Newsom are leading the way. Swords drawn, let us follow…and slay dragons.”

Bradley J. Birzer

Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College, Fellow of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, author of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle Earth

“William Chad Newsom has accomplished some very important work with this book. Many modern Christian parents do not grasp the importance of story to their children’s spiritual and moral health. But not just any story will do. Using the stories of two of the twentieth century’s most gifted and important story-tellers, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Newsom provides very shrewd and practical help to parents who want to grow in their love of story, along with their children.”

Douglas Wilson

Minister of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, author of What I Learned in Narnia. Father Hunger, and Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering,

“This readable book is excellent for parents who wish to have a deep quality of communication with their children. It will also be very useful for librarians and primary school teachers, and those in churches who have responsibilities with children. The author has a firm grasp of the books of Tolkien and Lewis for children, and why they are such powerful examples of Christian writing for today’s world. William Chad Newsom reminds us to savour and treasure the work of two great storytellers who were masters of incarnating Christian meaning in powerful and enduring symbols.”

Colin Duriez

Winner, Clyde S. Kilby award, Author of The C.S. Lewis Encyclopedia, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of a Friendship, Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, A Field Guide to Narnia, The Inklings Handbook, and The C.S. Lewis Chronicles.

“[The Nicholas Book] is a delightful tale, with a lovable family, in an interesting town. The mystery makes the book a page-turner, and the discovery of the answers to the questions posed regarding Santa keep one reading to the last page. Light a fire, pour a mug of hot chocolate, and enjoy this Christmas Story.”

Nancy Carpentier Brown

Social Media Director, The American Chesterton Society, contributing editor of Gilbert magazine, and author of the Father Brown Reader series, A Study Guide for G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of Assisi, How Far Is It to Bethlehem: The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton, and The Woman Who Was Chesterton, a biography of Chesterton's wife, Frances.

The Second Kingdom is Here!

The Second Kingdom is Here!

Our release date, December 8, is here, and that means you can now get your very own copy of our new, three-part audio drama, The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas Mystery, for a lousy $5.99. Why should you get it? Because you like mystery stories laced with a touch of sci-fi and fantasy. Because you are looking for family-friendly audio dramas for your kids. Because you like Christmas stories. Because you’re worried about the state our increasingly insane country, and don’t know whether to buckle down for the Second Coming, or buckle up for battle. Because you’d like to know if it makes sense to have any hope for this world, or if it should all just be left to burn. Because you want to live in the reality of the words, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Let Nothing You Dismay. For these and other reasons, I hope you’ll delay no longer, and get your own copy of this instant download now. In addition to the three episodes of The Second Kingdom, you’ll also get three Bonus Features not available elsewhere. See below for the complete track list. Each episode runs around 30 minutes, while the Bonus Features run between three and eleven minutes each. Have you got your very own copy yet? Track List: Episode 1 – Far as the Curse is Found Episode 2 – Mysterium Episode 3 – God Rest Ye Merry Bonus Feature 1 – Behind the Scenes Bonus Feature 2 – Behind the Voices Bonus Feature 3 – Behind the... read more
What’s Your Family’s Favorite Kind of Audio Story? Answer For a Chance to Win!

What’s Your Family’s Favorite Kind of Audio Story? Answer For a Chance to Win!

Around here, we love all kinds of audio stories. But the question is, what do you and your family most enjoy? If you had to choose your favorite, what would it be? Here are some options to get you started: Adventure Mystery Comedy Fantasy Historical Or any other you can think of! To help announce our brand new audio drama that’s about to be released, please answer the following question about your family: What kind of stories would your family most like to see in an audio drama? By answering this question in the comments below, you can enter into our special promotional drawing to win a Free Amazon Kindle Fire! We look forward to reading your comments, and don’t forget to go to our GIVEAWAY Page for additional chances to win, and help us spread the word about our new, three-part audio drama, The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas... read more
What Ages in Your Family Listen to Audio Drama? Answer For a Chance to Win!

What Ages in Your Family Listen to Audio Drama? Answer For a Chance to Win!

Our family has wanted to create a home business together for years. “Together,” as in something every member of the household could participate in. Chad had been a freelance writer for a long time, but writing is a rather solitary art form, and there was really no way to bring the kids into that process. But we’ve also had a lifelong love of audio drama, and have experimented with it from time to time. Audio drama was a favorite storytelling form of our family even before we were blessed with children, but has also captured the kids’ imaginations as they have grown up. Every age in our household has enjoyed the writing, recording, and producing process, some even getting involved as young as six months old. So it seemed natural to combine the desire for a family business with our love of audio theater. Family Lore Audio Adventures is the result of that combination: our very own, Mom and Pop audio drama company, serving up home-grown tales of adventure, mystery, and fantasy. To help announce our brand new audio drama that’s about to be released, please answer the following question about your family: What ages are the children in your family who listen to audio drama? By answering this question in the comments below, you can enter into our special promotional drawing to win a Free Amazon Kindle Fire! We look forward to reading your comments, and don’t forget to go to our GIVEAWAY Page for additional chances to win, and help us spread the word about our new, three-part audio drama, The Second Kingdom Book I: A Christmas... read more